Dining in Style
There’s more that goes into the perfect dinner party than just the meal. It’s the entire presentation. Here’s your guide on how to make your dining room looking amazing and wow your guests for the night.
Start with a Little Life
You’re going to want to add a little life into your dining room, and there’s no better way than using fresh flowers as a centerpiece. These blooms will visually transform your home into an elegant, French restaurant. Looking for a hip look? Instead of housing your flowers in a vase, try a mason jar instead. They’ll look antique and beautiful in the center of your table. When it comes to decorating, fresh florals are a must. Hint: Since spring is here, and summer is on the way, try to combine flowers and colors that scream sunshine. Here are some examples:
- Sunflowers: Nothing says happy more than the color yellow!
- Daisies: Although this flower is traditionally white, you can find dyed petals of all shades at the florist or your local grocery store. However, if you opt for the white daisy, you can use a bold color for the settings like deep red or pink.
- Tulips: These flowers are usually the first ones spotted in the beginning of spring, so they’re the perfect choice for your get-together. The best part? They come in various colors from maroon to purple to white.
Add Some Color
Your dining room may already have some themes, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with colors you picked years ago. Instead, look for a beautiful, colored tablecloth or vibrant place settings. You can even choose floral colors that complement the table’s setting for a harmonious look.
Update Your Glassware
Have you ever pulled a glass out of the dishwasher and noticed that it just won’t come clean anymore? Well, the fact of the matter is that over time our glassware can get chipped, scratched and worn down. That means that no matter how much you scrub, it just won’t look good as new. No one likes a streaky-looking cup. Now is the time to update your collection. Choose from a variety of embossed cups and glasses that match your dining room and kitchen’s overall theme. Now is probably a good time to stock up on some wine glass sets as well, depending on how many guests you’re having over. You want to make sure you have enough glasses to go around.
“You need the right silverware so your guests can dine with ease.”
Check Utensils Off One-by-One
It doesn’t matter if you’re serving a four-course meal or only the entree. You’re going to need all the silverware necessary so that your guests can eat with ease. Your visitors can’t cut a steak with a butter knife. Update your utensil drawer to make sure you have everything you need. Here are items people often forget about that you should look to see if you have before throwing a soiree:
- Knives sharp enough to cut meat.
- Soup spoons.
- Salad forks.
- Sugar spoons.
- Serving spoons and forks (if you’re doing family style).
Don’t Forget About Dessert
Sure, everyone has plates for salads and entrees, but what about the sweet treats that come after dinner? You can’t just serve a small slice of pie on a huge dish. Instead, be sure to shop around for some dessert plates. These are delicate and elegant and will look great with whatever delectable dessert you have in store for your guests. The best part? They’re dishwasher safe so that you don’t have to fool around with vigorous scrubbing during the cleanup.